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Containers is an 8-part audio documentary about how global trade has transformed the economy and ourselves. Host and correspondent Alexis Madrigal leads you through the world of ships and sailors, technology and tugboats, warehouses and cranes. At a ...Show More


33:59 | Mar 21st, 2017

The coffee world has changed since Starbucks rose to prominence. Notonly has the sourcing of beans acquired wine-like precision, but nowthere are many small, local roasters. How'd this all happen? Epi...Show More

39:42 | Feb 28th, 2017

Alexis Madrigal brings you the gripping story of how a new way of shipping stuff across the ocean fed the Vietnam War, destroyed America's great port cities, and created global trade as we know it. ...Show More
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29:46 | Apr 19th, 2017

In the conclusion of this series, we peer into the future of human-robot combinations on the waterfront and in the rest of the supply chain. We’ll hear about the strange future of cyborg trucking and ...Show More
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01:58 | Mar 20th, 2018

Jalopnik is proud to bring you Tempest, a series that explores the hilarious and heartbreaking true stories of our relationship with cars. 

38:01 | Apr 12th, 2017

It’s 1979 and containerization is sweeping through the San Francisco waterfront, leaving the old docks in ruins. As global trade explodes, a group of longshoremen band together to try to preserve the ...Show More
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